We can provide your company with lots of fundraising ideas, materials and advice to help make your fundraising enjoyable and rewarding.
Charity of the year
Choosing Retina UK as your charity of the year enables us to work closely with you to identify your charitable objectives, leading to the creation of a bespoke fundraising programme. Our focus will be on the delivery of our mutual goals, working hard throughout the partnership to ensure they are met.
Becoming a corporate sponsor is a great way to promote your brand. Our Annual Conferences and Information Days are attended by many members of our community, their carers and families. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our conferences were held online in 2021, resulting in a 15% increase in professionals’ attendance. We plan to build on this growth with hybrid conferences in 2022.
Payroll Giving is a simple and tax-effective scheme, which allows you to donate to the charity of your choice by a direct deduction from your salary. If your company has a Payroll Giving scheme established the payroll department deducts the amount pledged from your pay. The charity receives your donation, and the tax you would have paid on this amount is added on by the government.
If your company does not have an established Payroll Giving (also known as Give As You Earn) programme then you can sign up individually.
Supporting us with gifts in kind
Donating some of your time and business skills to help us in our work can be hugely beneficial. For example, in 2018 our partners at Network Rail supported our team with the early stages of our rebranding process. Donations of physical items are also welcome, including prizes and experiences for our annual raffle.
We have lots of ideas to engage your employees and can support with ideas and fundraising materials. We also often have places in high-profile events such as the London Marathon and Great North Run, for those looking for a challenge!
Glass Digital’s Bake Off Challenge
Barnsley-based glazing company, Euroglaze, selected Retina UK as their charity of the year to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
Managing Director, Martin Nettleton (pictured right), set his entire team a £10,000 fundraising target in support of Retina UK. They have held various fundraising events, including a virtual 1,000km cycle challenge.
For more information about any of these opportunities, please contact Fiona Leahy, Corporate Partnerships Officer, on 01280 815900 / 07736 958207, or email fiona.leahy@RetinaUK.org.uk.